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PARLIAMENT COMES HARD ON GOVERNMENT OVER CHILDREN RIGHTS

By UTN Reporter

Members of Parliament have asked the ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to expedite the process of constituting the National Children’s Authority to take care of emerging children issues in Uganda.

According to the Kole District woman legislator Judith Alyek, this authority was suggested in the children’s Act that was passed two years ago.

Yesterday Judith Akello initiated a motion in Parliament urging Government to expedite implementation of all policies and legislations relating to children.

Alyek told Parliament that children’s rights are greatly infringed upon by mainly close relatives, but no enabling laws are in place to address these issues.

However the State Minister for youth Florence Kiyingi said that plans are underway to resolve this gap.

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KATUSABE MURDER:SSEBUUFU GRANTED BAIL

High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene has this afternoon granted bail to Muhammad Ssebufu, the key suspect in the alleged murder of a businesswoman Donah Betty Katushabe. Justice Musene ordered Ssebufu to pay ten million shillings cash and deposit his passport with court as conditions for his bail release and his sureties bonded 100m each.

OVER 30,000 HEALTH WORKERS UN ACCOUNTED FOR

Health work force stock of qualified health workers available on register for recruitment in public and private sector in Uganda are 81, 982 cadres. Records from health professionals council indicate 42,530are currently employed in public sector while one- third [29798] are either private practioners, unemployed or have migrated to other countries for green pasture.

FRIENDS OF COURT AWAIT VERDICT MONDAY

Court is set to deliver its verdict on the application by Friends of Court, a consortium of Eight Civil Society Organizations, and Law Dons at Makerere University who want to join the Judges’ bench in the Presidential Elections Petition. The Petition was filed by Independent Candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, seeking a nullification of Mr Museveni’s Victory in the General Elections held on 18th February 2016.

LDC CANCELS CERTIFICATES OF PROMINENT CITY LAWYERS

Kampala: City lawyers Micheal Mabikke and Denis Mukasa are among the 16 practicing advocates whose post- graduate diploma certificates have been cancelled and recalled with immediate effect by the awarding institution the Law Development Center (LDC) for having engaged in examination mal-practice.

The cancelling of their post graduate diplomas in legal

PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION ASK COURT TO BLOCK MP's TAX REMITTANCES

The Parliamentary Commission has asked the Commercial court to block the Uganda Revenue Authority from taxing MPs allowances.

The parliamentary commission’s lawyer Citina Cherotich told court presided over

MUSLIM CLERICS ACCUSE IGP ON TRUMPED UP CHARGES

The 32 Muslim clerics at Luzira Prison have accused the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura of coercing them to admit the chrges and later be state witnesses against Tabliq Sheikh Younus Kamoga.

I STILL LOVE MY JOB-OKOTH OCHOLA

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Okoth has dismissed speculations that he is retiring from office soon.

This follows speculation that Okoth Ochola has persistently

UPDF GIVES POSITION ON DEATH PENALTY

The Uganda Peoples Defense Force has objected any underlying moves to scrap the death penalty from the UPDF Act of 2006. Speaking before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament that is apparently scrutinizing a private members bill seeking to have the death penalty sentence replaced by a life imprisonment sentence, the Chief of the Defense Forces,

GOVERNMENT INJECTS SHS. 20B IN COFFEE FARMING

Kampala – l;Government has invested a total amount of Shs 20bn shillings into Coffee development in the Country. The money meant is for rural farmers to boost local production, and hit an average requirement for the Country by the year 2020.